Maidie aged 97 recalls her marriage on Melbourne Cup Eve, an evening reception at Melbourne's Footscray Town Hall - consisting of three-tiered wedding cake (costing 3 pounds) and cakes & sandwiches and 100 guests at 9 pence each.
In bringing out her wedding photo (viewable at www.atrackwindingback.blogspot.com)Maidie reveals that it wasn't possible to have a photo taken of bride and groom together on the night, due to their wedding being a nighttime wedding.
She remembers receiving a brooch from the local coucil to show that she had a husband away at war during WWII.
Maidie also recalls rationing coupons and helping friend's to be 'a real bride' during the austerity of WWII.She mentions the practice of grocers giving cutomers lollies when they paid their bill - and provides details of a contemporary contrast; doing her shopping trips these days "at the mall" while living in Aged Care and sometimes having morning tea at "up at the Donuts." Excerpt from A TRACK WINDING BACK.Interviewer: Magella Blinksell